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today. >> charlie d'agata in gaza city, thanks. >>> there's new pressure for egypt to step up and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomati
Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can already start talking the weekend because it starts thursday for some people. >> that's true. i forgot. th
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in gaza. israeli air strikes against hamas take a toll on civilians as egypt brokers cease-fire talks.
Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
to broker a cease- fire. both israel and hamas are reportedly presenting egypt with their demands. what one official said, an immediate end to the deadly rocket attacks does not seem likely. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> victims of superstorm sandy have certainly not been forgotten. donations continue to pour in to the american red cross raising more than $140 million thus far. the relief agency is currently operating 472 shelters it more than 10 states. they have delivered millions of millions and relief items. >>> bay area air quality officials are getting an update of repairs on chevron's refinery in richmond. they are upgrading unit 4, replacing equipment and cutting emissions. an explosion in august sent thousands of richmond residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems. meanwhile, an environmental group says independent testing shows cancer-causing chemicals still linger around homes in the area. global community monitor found traces of hydrocarbons over 9 square miles three months after the explosion. a quality owe -- air quality officials say there's no
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas' radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is in cambodia now part of his asian tour that included this historic visit to myanmar. earlier today, he is the first u.s. president to visit that country also known as burma currently in the process of transitioning to democracy. he met with a nobel peace prize winner a democracy advocate. >>> 6:06. let's check traffic and weather. it looks like a good week ahead. >> i think it should be a decent week. we have a lot of clouds out there now but it's kept the temperatures mild early on today. no rain yet. but that may change at least in part for the north bay. there's still a slight chance we could see some sprinkles or light showers in that direction but not by much.
Nov 19, 2012 4:00am PST
are waiting to cross the border. so cease-fire talks continue in egypt and the president says we'll have to see how much progress can be made in the next 24, 36, 48 hours. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington, starting us off this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> speaking of the president, this morning he became the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma, a country known for its repressive military rule. the president's brief six-hour visit just ended. it included a meeting with long-time democracy activist aung san suu kyi. mr. obama said her release from years of house arrest and her election to parliament shows the country's progress towards democracy. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep. that is, if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we'll do everything we can to help ensure success. >> the u.s. is expected to announce the resumption of aid programs to burma, depending on further reforms. today the burmese government began to release dozens of political
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outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and here's a look at some live pictures of gaza city now. the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama's southeast asian trip continues today after cambodia after a visit to burma. he is the first u.s. president to visit myanmar which has been make a transition to democracy after years of human rights abuses. he met with a long time advocate and spoke at a university, an event broadcast throughout the country. >> in my discussions here, our goal is to sustain the momentum for democracy. >> the president will attend an east asia summit tomorrow. >>> congress is calling for an investigation into who modified the cia's talking points about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in l